Learn more about Support available to those in, and those affected by, prison.

Prison Chaplaincy

Every prison is served by a Chaplaincy Team. Chaplains are available to offer pastoral care to prisoners, their families and prison staff. If you would like to speak with a Chaplain please contact the prison concerned and ask to be put through to the Chaplaincy. Alternatively you can contact Harry Schnitker or Bill Taylor, Scottish Prison Service Chaplaincy Advisers who will refer your request to the appropriate Chaplain. They can be contacted at 0131 330 3557 or 0131 330 3575.

The Scottish Prisoner's Families Support & Information Helpline

Operated by Families Outside:

Telephone: 0500 83 93 83 (Freephone)
Answerphone if not available or email us.

The Assisted Prison Visits Scheme

Freephone 0300 063 2100 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm)   /   Email Us

Or you can write to the Assisted Prison Visits Unit:
Assisted Prison Visits Unit
PO Box 2152
B15 1SD

Prison Fellowship Scotland

Working with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. Telephone: 0141 552 1288.

Victim Support Scotland

Providing support to victims and witnesses of crime.

Helpline Telephone: 0845 603 9213

International Commission for Catholic Prison Pastoral Care (ICCPCC)


Integrate is a Community Chaplaincy providing a bridge between prison and community. It is based in Aberdeen and the Senior Community Chaplain is Caroline Crombie.

Tel: 01224 646424

Positive Prisons? Positive Futures

Christianity Explored Prison Edition

For those who may have an interest, Christianity Explored has adapted its material for use in the prison setting. Details are found at the following link:

Breathing Space

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen. Need help now? Call free on 0800 83 85 87

Connect To Community

Connect to Community (formerly CFEO Scotland) – Building Positive Pathways after Prison. Covering the whole of Scotland, Connect to Community seeks to enable those leaving prison to reintegrate into their communities with the help of local mentors and churches. Tel: 0141 766 0167